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#QOTD #58

“The quality of life is based on the authencity of your connections”

~ TayBreezy


I had another thought this morning ya’all, feeling like Dr Phil up in here 🙌🏼😊🤣. ( I loved Dr Phil BTW)

On the reals though, I honestly do not believe in coincidence. I believe that everything that happens in your life is part of a plan, a plan that’s meant to grow you as a person and to build your character. 

I believe that Life is full circle and that Everything we go through, every person that we meet, is a test and a lesson. How we pass those tests and learn those lessons determine how we spend the days to come. 

Treat everybody you encounter with respect. It really doesn’t cost you anything to just be nice because you really don’t know when you might need that very same “irrelevant” person. God and Murphy have a way sometimes!

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying be nice JUST to or in hope of getting something in return, but I am saying generally, what you put in, is what you get out. 

So here’s a thought:

If we had to receive whatever we gave…. wouldn’t we make sure that we give off our best at all times? Well then touche’.

So no, we not saying be fake, if you really don’t like somebody and you’re meant to encounter them, perhaps it’s a reminder of how not to be. Just keep your distance, respectfully , and then keep moving forward.

So the next time you get a friendly smile from a stranger, return it. The next time some random person on social media needs help, offer to help if you’re able. The next time you see a wet floor at work, go around it (we see all of you who have no regard for the cleaning staff). The next time you see an elderly person standing and you’re seated, offer your seat, the next time you go to a super market, remember, the cashier did nothing to you and neither is she obliged to smile at ya, stop feeling entitled. And the next time you witness something wrong or an injustice, speak up and stand for what’s right. This is what being authentic is all about.


We need to remind ourselves of ourselves before we quick to pass judgements on to the next, because the quality of our life is based on how authentic we are with our connections. 

The world needs your sparkle. 

Some say chivalry isn’t dead and I believe them. 

#thoughtfulthursday 🙌🏼

❤️and🌈 always. 

A random thought,  From just an ordinary girl 

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Cafe’ hopping: The Antique cafe’

I honestly did not know that durban has such amazing cafe’s! Life outside from under the rock is so fulfilling! 

I had plans to get my electronic student card, only to be told that they only do those from Tuesday onwards… 

Decided to check out another cafe that my cousin was raving about: The antique cafe. 

Boy am I not sorry that I tried this place out. If you’re looking for a mello, low-key, Italian vintage kinda vibe, this is the place for you. 

Also situated in the heart of durbs, this place oozes creativity. Who would ever think that mismatched things could compliment each other so well?



They have books, antiques, flowers and clothes on sale too! 


The Menu prices are fair, we tried out their chai tea latte’s, toasted rye cheese and tom samies with sweet potatoe fries and then ended it off with a yummy slice of baked cheesecake. Bill including the tip was R160. 00. 



It took a while for us to get served however, The owner is amazingly sweet and the hospitality thereafter was amazing. Oh! And they have free wifi too 😉 so all that made the wait worthwhile 🙂

For contact details, address and menu details click here

Make sure to pop in, I promise you will not be disappointed.

♥️|🌈 and all things 🍭 from just an ordinary girl. 

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#QOTD #50

” having a true friend at work, is beyond a blessing in disguise” 

~ taybreezy 

Many of you know that the weeks I’ve been having are just cray! 

However, I’ve been getting through each day with what I refer to as life lines; 

  • Monday’s was bubblegum people and the beautiful quote by Me Mandel. 
  • Yesterday was sleep 
  • Today is the realization above. 

I cannot fathom what my already stressful days would be like without my friends at work. The random outburst, hilarious jokes, spontaneous laughs and just the facial expressions through out the day, really help lighten the mood. 

Do they change the amount of work that needs to be done No!

Do make all the injustices go away? Hell no!

But what they do is lighten the burden, soften the blows if you wish.  They literally make my heart lighter. 

Thank you dearest team 🙏🏼

So, If you have some of your truest friends working with you in the same team/ department. Honour them! Because we are indeed blessed.

❤️and🌈 from just an ordinary girl 

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#QOTD #45

When women support each other, incredible things happen 

~ unknown 

Right? I don’t even need to dissect this any further but I’ll enhance on it. 

You don’t need to stand and address an arena filled with women to encourage, inspire or support each other . You don’t have wait until you’re an Oprah or mother Theresa of a nation to start valuing and encouraging women to be the best they can be or to “lead” women away from the superficial crap we consume ourselves with.

A few girlfriends and I planned a mini road trip and one night slumber not far from home. People honestly thought that we were in some foreign place because of all of the amazing pics we posted, but those were just BTWs.

The place we visited
Brekkie @ vovo telo

The significance of the trip was to break away from reality and just to recoop. The trip was planned to act  as a reset button. Time to stop. Reflect and then start again.

Sentimental tokens from each other that we left with

Not everybody knew each other however, all were friends of mine. I suggested  these ladies because I know all of them personally and I know the journeys we’ve all travelled and the destinations we all hoping to reach. So with Des’s idea for the road trip and us all confirming, it was a recipe for success!

The weekend was beyond refreshing and went off smoothly, we all focused on the most important things; being our selves and sharing perspectives to enhance each other’s thought processes, sharing each other’s joys and then becoming more sensitive to the battles that us women face. We chilled, laughed, expressed, ate, cooked, embraced and loved! Oh and posed 😜

Because food is life
Girls just wanna have fun ♥️
 

I will be the first to say that I left that weekend away with loads of gratitude, a wider perspective, beautiful memories, fun photos and sisters for life…yes, we’re already planning our next one.
The most beautiful thing for me is that we’re all so similar yet so different. We don’t all belong to the same religion, don’t all have kids, husbands or boyfriends but we had such an amazing time.

Our Sunday in pics, the boys even popped in!

That’s all you need to encourage and support your fellow women; spend quality time with them for the sake of bettering yourself and them and then the rest automatically falls into place. We had no time for gossip, judgment, shade throwing, scandling , fighting or any cattish behavior.

‘Coz what’s a slumber without novelty bedroom slippers

So! Write your fellow women a note, dedicate a status or throw in a motivating hashtag to a pic. Go for a picnic, take a drive , catch a movie or even stay home and cook and for or bake. Pout. Anything! But start.

Imagine a world where our women are dedicated to building each other up as opposed to tearing each other down. It seems beautiful, amazing, strong and all things nice to me.

❤️ and 🌈🔥 from just an ordinary girl

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Capturing motion 

Playing catch up is always so much of fun. I actually feel like I have a purpose lol.

Another theme of the #developingyoureye course, which I’m so behind with, was to capture motion.

So I literally struggled with this one. Then, one of my friends showed me this  Fidget spinner that apparently has everybody going cray ( haven’t heard of it before) but it’s said to help reduce stress and has all of these other exciting pros and beneficial properties.

Fidget spinner

So I saw this thing spinning and I promise you, it’s like my lightbulb just switched on and I was like ” ooh ooh ooh I need to capture this”. Obviously I got WTF stares…see what I mean when you’re brain is always looking or thinking of  ways to capture things lol 🙈

So here’s my attempt at capturing motion, tell me what you think:


I think it’s pretty cool. 

Here’s to capturing more things around me! 

Love and light, from just an ordinary girl 

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Natural lines 

I promise you, if photography is something you’d like to get into even if it’s just for hobby sake. You guys have to do the #developingyoureye course that WordPress offers. 

You literally always looking for ways to capture the simple things around you, Atleast that’s what’s happening to me. 

I barely go outside during the week, with work and having to prepare to break fast, I don’t have the time to explore.

None the less, yesterday I attended my cousin’s school sports day ( he did so well #teammariongo) and I remembered one of the themes from the course was :capturing natural lines. 

This is how I interpreted it :


Will never know if it’s correct but I’m chuffed (:

To developing my eye and more! 

Eager captures by just an ordinary girl